Federal Deputy Chief Information Officer Margie Graves headlined the inaugural Cyber Security for Small Business Summit Oct. 26, taking questions from Colorado Springs business leaders in a wide-ranging discussion. Graves was afternoon keynote speaker for the event, hosted by the Colorado Small Business Development Center. From questions Graves fielded on artificial intelligence, cyber threats, tech […]
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Global cyber insurance specialist Beazley has introduced insurance for “fraudulent instruction” — and for many business leaders, this will be the first time they’ve heard of it. Based on incident reports and claims data, Beazley has flagged fraudulent instruction as a significant new cyber threat to businesses. In this type of scam, a cybercriminal uses […]
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Are the hackers who’ll target your business after a quick payout or playing the long game? That might determine whether you’re at greater risk from ransomware or cryptojacking — either way, you’re probably not ready. The new 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon found that businesses are still not investing in appropriate security strategies […]
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Cyber insurance isn’t a “get out of jail free” card — but if cybercriminals come for your business, it could be the difference between sinking and surviving. Compared with other types of insurance, cyber coverage is pretty new. It’s been around 15-20 years, and the Insurance Journal estimates that nationwide, only 15-20 percent of small […]
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The world watches sports for thrills and bragging rights — but among the millions, a select few are watching for bots, hackers, malware and social media trolls. It turns out international sporting events are irresistible to cybercriminals, and their attacks give experts strong leads on newly engineered malware and tactics, serving as a kind of […]
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Colorado Springs is now home to the nation’s first cybersecurity CTSO, thanks to a grassroots push by local cyber educators and students. A CTSO is a Career and Technical Student Organization (prominent examples include DECA and Future Business Leaders of America) and this new CTSO is designed to get kids on to academic and career […]
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  It’s time to take hacking personally, John Sileo says. Whether you’re a victim because Equifax lost your entire credit profile, or because Russians hacked your data from Facebook, the way to start securing your life and your business against cybercrime is to take it personally. Sileo knows this from bitter experience. Sixteen years ago […]
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The General Data Protection Regulation has 88 pages, 99 articles and a greater impact on U.S.-based businesses than you might think. It’s the biggest overhaul of Europe’s data security rules in two decades, and when it takes effect May 25, companies worldwide will be impacted by a web of stringent rules covering consumer consent, data […]
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Steer clear of emails and web sites offering great last-minute deals on FIFA World Cup tickets, flights or hotels — phishing scams are in full swing as teams and fans converge on Russia for the tournament. The first stage kicked off yesterday (June 14) but cybercriminals have been hard at work for weeks, offering fake […]
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The first official c-Watch cohort kicks off this week, using sport to help train cybersecurity experts experienced in information-sharing environments. And by July, c-Watch students will be part of a pop-up security operations center for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, doing the cyber threat intelligence work that’s now so critical during high-profile sport events. Why […]
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Businesses are leaving holes in their cybersecurity thanks to mobile devices, and experts say it’s time to take the risk seriously. According to the latest research from Verizon, while companies increasingly lean on smartphones and tablets, many haven’t taken even the most basic mobile cybersecurity precautions to protect their data and core systems. What’s more, […]
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Sharing internet between landlords and tenant businesses — or among companies in the same building — might seem thrifty, but cybersecurity experts warn it’s fraught with danger. Many companies that share internet are on one subnet together, said Rodney Gullatte Jr., founder of Firma IT Solutions & Services. Because the network isn’t segmented, they’re unprotected […]
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